Can a contractor keep a customer’s check and cash it whenever a 3-day cancellation form has been sent to him and he has acknowledged it?

He said that he would shred the check. I was told by the contractor that the check would be shredded instead he cashed it and sent me another check 3 weeks after the fact. He lied and told me that the check was shredded. My checking account is now withdrawn and the check he sent me won’t be good (if it is at all) until 5 days from today.

Asked on September 20, 2013 under Business Law, Pennsylvania

Answers:

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about what the contractor did was improper with respect to the check you gave him. Your best recourse would be to contact your state's contractor's licensing board and make a formal written grievance against this contractor.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Based upon what you have written about what the contractor did was improper with respect to the check you gave him. Your best recourse would be to contact your state's contractor's licensing board and make a formal written grievance against this contractor.


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